da Silva Museum, Porto-Novo

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Discover the history and culture of Benin at da Silva Museum, housed in a 19th-century house. The eclectic collection includes items from various periods, narrating the story of the country's 17th-century beginnings, 19th-century French invasion, and the 1960s Marxist regime. Plan your da Silva Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Porto-Novo using our Porto-Novo trip maker tool .
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  • Family home transformed into a history museum with numerous reminders of the Da Silva family or the benign in the world. It takes about an hour to visit. 2000 FCFA entry, 1000 for the Beninese.
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  • The Nice museum guide made us appreciate a weird place, a kind of junk of objects of all ages, but given the lack of cultural places existing in Benin, it is already a good thing that this place exists.
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  • located in the city of porto_novo to the benign just in front of the BANK OF AFRICA in porto_novo, the Museum DA silva is one of the most popular museums historical city of porto_novo, you will discover the historical traces of the slave
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  • Was awesome visit, great guide
  • you must visit to know Africa as well
  • Great experience!!
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  • One of the largest museums in the town of Porto-Novo. It is full of a lot of facts and objects that testify to the past of the peoples of Benin and particularly Hogbonou. It is a tourist spot which is very crowded by learners and researchers but who needs more support from the local authorities and the Beninese Government.
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